Meet Radius: The world’s first rechargeable smart device, EPA-approved, zone mosquito repellent without spray
For outdoor enthusiasts, being outdoor is great but having to fight mosquitoes with messy repellent spray is another. Mosquito repellent spray comes in two ways:natural and chemical treatment. Environmentally conscious outdoor fans always look for non-toxic repellents. There are also so many products on the market with so many choices to choose from. It is like finding needle in a haystack. What about if there is a new safer alternative to mosquito repellent without the the spray? Meet Radius, the world’s first rechargeable, EPA-approved, zone mosquito repellent without spray. It is a new better way to fight mosquitoes. It is an easy to use device. This simple device will change the way you experience the outdoors. Compact and powerful, Radius creates a 110 Square-foot Zone of Protection, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors without the annoyance of biting mosquitoes, and without the use of chemical spray repellents.
According to product designer Kyle Adelman, Radius works differently than sticky sprays and lotions. Radius uses heat to activate a clean, scent-free repellent. Once activated, the repellent spreads out to create an invisible zone of protection. So instead of treating your skin and clothing with chemical repellents, Radius targets the mosquitoes themselves with a tiny amount of airborne repellent. You simply turn it on… and within minutes, the mosquitoes are gone. With a fully rechargeable battery and a repellent cartridge that lasts up to 40 hours, the portable Radius can be taken with you to virtually any outdoor activity.
The Radius Starter Kit comes with all the components you need to immediately keep mosquitoes away and start enjoying the outdoors again.
How does it work?
A lithium-ion battery powers an internal heating element that silently warms and activates the repellent. Once activated, the repellent disperses to create an invisible zone of protection that keeps mosquitoes from entering into your outdoor space. And it works continuously, releasing fresh repellent to maintain the zone of protection around you.
A key breakthrough behind Radius’ effectiveness is its repellent formulation. Radius uses an EPA-approved pyrethroid active ingredient. Pyrethroids are based on a naturally occurring repellent found in the chrysanthemum flower. This natural repellent from the chrysanthemum flower has been used to fight insects for millennia – dating back to ancient Egyptian times.
Radius uses an advanced pyrethroid that is highly effective, scent-free and is activated at a low temperature. This enables Radius to create and maintain the zone of protection using lithium-ion battery power. Unlike other area repellents that require intense heat from combustion for activation and dispersion, no flame is required, eliminating the use of candles and liquid fuels.
If you’re like us, you love the outdoors, but hate mosquito bites. And we’ve never been satisfied with the other options out there to protect against them. Sprays and lotions can work, but they’re messy, and we’ve never liked covering our skin with chemical repellents. Candles and torches look nice, but they don’t really work. And you can’t really take them with you. So we invented Radius. Combining modern digital technology with nature inspired repellent formulation, we think Radius can change the way the world fights mosquitoes. Join us, and say good-bye to chemical spray repellents!
Mosquitoes are a tough problem, and many others have tried and failed to come up with a better solution than sprays to fight mosquitoes. At Thermacell, fighting mosquitoes is our business. We’re committed to finding a better way, so you can take back the outdoors.
Started by entrepreneurs over a decade ago, Thermacell has created a growing business behind our family of butane powered zone repellents. But we wanted to bring a zone mosquito solution for everyone. To do so, we needed to make a smaller, longer lasting product that was simple to use. We also realized people would want to travel with it, and our original butane platform made air travel problematic. These were the challenges our product team faced…and was the genesis of Radius – Thermacell’s all new rechargeable battery powered platform.
The big question is always, how well does Radius work? To prove its effectiveness, we put Radius through extensive outdoor field trials by a third-party facility in Georgia. Placed in a controlled outdoor enclosure, Radius was exposed to hundreds of biting mosquitoes. Two groups of CO2 baited traps were set – a test group placed near the Radius Repeller and a control group set outside of the Radius Zone of Protection. After the test period concluded, the traps were emptied, mosquitoes counted, and data recorded. The results showed Radius to be highly effective in reducing and eliminating mosquitoes in a 110 square foot area around the repellent.
Below is a video of how Radius works.